Since 2002, when the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed, the issue of Public school ratings has been a hot topic. NCLB was designed to make available public education more equal in standards across the country. There is much debate on how well this program has worked. However, one thing it has done is provide some standardized testing that at least provides some form of data on how well the students are learning and at what levels. Prior to NCLB there was no data recorded or reported to tell the public how well their students or child’s school was doing in their education. We recently posted an article at educationbug.org with information and statistics on Public School Rating we think you may be interested in reading.
Also while you are there check out the new science project article that has
science project ideas for ecosystems, habitats, and environments. Summer time is a great time to do some of these simple science projects with your children. They may not even realize this is an educational experience if you approach it as just another fun summer activity. (wink wink)